Ethereum Classic Community is Ready for the Atlantis Hard Fork

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With less than a week away from the Ethereum Classic Atlantis hard fork, the community has embraced the new features and functionality with 10 major ECIPs as part of the upgrade. This provides compatibility and interoperability equivalent to the “Byzantium” and “Spurious Dragon” Ethereum hard forks. The 10 ECIPs focus on security, zk-SNARK, state-trie clearing, contract code size limits, opcodes, and more efficient computing.

Community Adoption Status

It takes everybody in the community to coordinate the outreach and communication to ensure miners, nodes, exchanges, and wallets are up-to-date with the latest client software. Below is the community adoption status:


The top mining pools have confirmed with the ETC community their support for the Atlantis hard fork, which makes up over 75% of the network hash rate that includes Ethermine, 2miners, Nanopool, F2pool, MiningPoolHub, CoMining, and others.


According to Gastracker, as of September 10, 2019, along with the margin of error and outdated clients, approximately 58% of the relevant nodes have updated their client software in preparation for the Atlantis hard fork. Traditionally, the majority of nodes have also been upgraded the last week, but the Ethereum Classic community is ahead of schedule for supporting the hard fork.

Exchanges and Wallets

The majority of exchanges including Coinbase, Poloniex, Binance, Bittrex, Kraken, Shapeshift, and OKEx are updated for support and compatibility for the Atlantis hard fork. In addition, the majority of wallets and dApps are updated and ready for the hard fork.

With the enthusiasm from such a strong community, ETC Labs is excited to see everybody working together to ensure the Atlantis hard fork executes as smoothly as possible. The Atlantis hard fork is scheduled for block height #8,772,000, and the most recent estimate is anticipated to occur at 11:54:14 am UTC, Thursday, September 12, 2019.

If you have not updated your client software, please click the link below to learn more about which client versions are mandatory for the Ethereum Classic Atlantis hard fork.

Upgrade Information

In conclusion, the vast majority of the network hash is onboard to journey to Atlantis. Individual network nodes are steadily increasing this week with the majority of the exchanges, wallets, and services already onboard.

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